By Olatunde Johnson (click here for the pdf) American society is facing a daunting array of political and social challenges. The ascendance of Trump reflects deep political fissures that seem to have calcified over the last four years. Blatant racist appeals have become part of ordinary politics and our core democratic foundations have been shaken by the emergence of an … [Read more...] about “An Opening: Advocating for Equity in a Polarized America” by Olatunde Johnson (Nov/Dec 2020 P&R Issue)
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Megan Haberle and Philip Tegeler (click here for the pdf) As we embark on the work of a new Administration and begin to undo the damage of the past four years, we are also engaged in building a future vision for America: one that celebrates its diversity, where government helps us all to thrive, and where we are willing to confront our racist history. Housing policy must be … [Read more...] about “A Call to Remedy Segregation and Advance Housing Justice: Federal Strategies for 2021 and Beyond” by Megan Haberle and Philip Tegeler (Nov/Dec 2020 P&R Issue)
By Max Besbris and Jacob W. Faber (click here for the pdf) The Trump-Pence administration aggressively stunted efforts to integrate communities and redress historical inequalities in housing. The incoming Biden-Harris administration has committed to ending discriminatory practices in the housing market and, on paper, many of the goals it has outlined could make housing more … [Read more...] about “Furthering Fair Housing in the Residential Real Estate Industry” by Max Besbris and Jacob W. Faber (Nov/Dec 2020 P&R Issue)
By Gabriela Sandoval (click here for the pdf) Kalikhia Miller received the shutoff notice she had been dreading on a cold December day. After years of steady payments she’d had a series of health crises and fallen behind on her PG&E bills. As a resident of Section 8 housing Kalikhia knew that having her service shut off would put her in danger of being evicted as well, … [Read more...] about “Energy Security and Housing Security” by Gabriela Sandoval (Nov/Dec 2020 P&R Issue)
By Demetria McCain (click here for the pdf) Against a pumpkin-patterned background, a Black woman posted a November query to a Facebook page hosted by a local property manager asking how she should go about transferring her out-of-state Section 8 housing choice voucher to North Dallas, Irving, Allen or Plano. Two days later we, the Inclusive Communities Project (ICP), posted … [Read more...] about “Housing as a Race Equity Issue” by Demetria McCain (Nov/Dec 2020 P&R Issue)